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Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Resigns Amid Allegations He Molested 12-Year-Old
  • “It was kissing and petting and not intercourse, but it was wrong,” Morris said of the relationship to the Christian Post.

    Is it really an allegation still when you are quoting him in the article admitting to it?

  • The Supreme Court just proved that its gun rulings have been a disaster
  • It's Texas. He was probably shooting at a liberal. It's de facto legal there. The Governor just pardoned a convicted murderer. This Uber driver had posted on line and in text messages that he wanted to kill racial justice protesters, then drove to a protest. He then found an armed protester (again, it's Texas so of course there was one there), and got in an argument with him. Eventually, he got tired of waiting for the protester to point a gun at him so he could claim self defense and just shot the protester to death anyway. He was convicted and sentenced to jail. Abbott however, decided that that was unfair. He said, and this is a quote, “Texas has one of the strongest ‘Stand Your Ground' laws of self-defense that cannot be nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney.”

    So you see, in Texas, shooting at people, even killing them, isn't apparently against the law if the people you are shooting at are liberals.

  • "We need morals back": Lauren Boebert preaches Ten Commandments on Bannon podcast
  • Her… now former … husband was 22 when he hit on her, a 16 year old, working at McDonalds. That is how they met.

    Hey, I think it's important that we stick to facts here. Particularly when the facts are so very... I'm not sure what the term is. Let's just say that the facts are very Boebert.

    First of all, he was 24 at the time and she was 17, and it wasn't a McDonalds, it was a bowling alley. Most importantly, I'm not sure it counts as 'hitting on her' when he took his dick out and flashed her and two other girls. He did time for it too, a whopping four days plus two years probation. It was after he got out that they got together. I guess it was a nice dick.

    Anyway, just wanted to correct the record.

  • Trump's Not 'Bluffing': Inside the MAGA Efforts To Make a Second Term Even More Extreme
  • Not to speak for the other person but I feel the same way. His win in 2016 was a fluke.

    It won't be a fluke, this time. Republicans in Red states have spent the last couple years ramming through laws making it harder to vote. And they will certainly be claiming massive fraud again, sans evidence, and tying up certification in their states for as long as possible giving SCOTUS the chance to step in like they did in Florida 2000 when SCOTUS handed the states votes to Bush.

    Worse still, republicans in swing states have been trying to use the theory of the independent sate legislature to enact legislation granting themselves the power to overrule the will of the voters and award the state's electoral votes to the candidate of their own choosing. Don't shake your head too quickly at that idea. At least three members of SCOTUS support the idea.

    Even so, three justices—Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas—have spent two years campaigning for the independent-state-legislature doctrine in judicial statements and dissents. None of those writings carried the force of law, but together they served as invitations for a plaintiff to bring them a case suitable to their purpose. A fourth justice, Brett Kavanaugh, wrote a concurrence in which he invited the North Carolina Republicans in the Moore case to return to the Supreme Court after losing an emergency motion. Where John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the doctrine is unclear.

    You can be certain that there will be lawsuits filed within hours of the election claiming fraud and that the legislatures in those states can name their own electors. I wouldn't even be surprised to see right wing terrorists attacking polling stations, disguised as AFTIFA of course, in order to give the legislatures ammo to support those efforts.

    This could be the ugliest election in the history of this nation. The forces of evil are doing all they can to hand Trump another term.

  • Aileen Cannon to entertain Trump’s claim the special counsel is unlawful in Friday hearing | CNN Politics
  • If she did it, the judgement would immediately be appealed and she would get her pee pee slapped hard and the judgement would be overturned. Maybe, if the gods are good, she'll be removed from the case. It seems unlikely that she will take that chance though since she can cause more delay by staying where she it, but who knows, she doesn't seem to be the sharpest crayon in the box so maybe she will do it.

    The whole point of this is just to delay until the election when Trump, should he be reelected, can undermine the whole thing. It's clear that the attorney general can appoint a special council when an investigation by DoJ directly could present a conflict of interest. Making a bad ruling here might work for her though. Having the ruling appealed would certainly delay things at least a few weeks or a month and that could take us to the end of July before it was overturned and/or sent back down to her court.

    If the appeals court does finally decide to give her the boot, it would take quite a while to get a new judge appointed and a new trial underway. There would be no chance of a decision before the election and that is the whole goal. Plus, then she'd probably be free to go on the right wing talk circuit and make piles of money while still supporting Trump.

  • Pharma Exec Will Testify About Ozempic's Absurd Price Tag After Pressure From Bernie Sanders
  • Imagine how much differently the pandemic would have played out with Bernie at the helm. He wouldn't have thrown away the existing pandemic response plan that the Obama administration had left behind. He wouldn't have delayed the response to the emerging pandemic because it was primarily hitting areas governed by a different political party. He wouldn't have had the federal government seizing PPE equipment from states and businesses in order to redistribute it where it would do him the most good politically.

    Millions of people would be alive today if Trump hadn't been in charge when the pandemic hit.

  • CEOs at Trump meeting: Ex-president ‘meandering’ and ‘doesn't know what he's talking about’
  • Trump’s energy in the meeting was also noticeably subdued, according to two people who were in the room. At no time during his remarks was there any noticeable applause for Trump, two attendees told CNBC.

    This was in contrast to Trump’s meeting earlier in the day with House Republicans on Capitol Hill. Attendees at that meeting told CNBC that the former president was animated and engaged and that Trump received several rounds of applause in separate meetings Thursday with both House and Senate Republicans.

    Guess the Adderall wore off and they didn't want to give him any more so near bed time.

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to abortion pill mifepristone
  • Chevron deference <------- Non-ELI5

    Not a law-talker type here, but essentially, when the legislature creates an agency like the FDA, it delegates powers to them to make rulings on certain matters but does not specifically legislate every decision that agency has to make. It says that the FDA can make rulings about drug safety, but it doesn't say explicitly what drugs the FDA can make decisions about.

    In this particular case, the FDA has said that a drug, mifepristone, is safe and doctors can prescribe it to patients. The law suit claimed that the FDA overstepped it's authority because the legislature never explicitly gave the FDA the power to do that. This is a flawed argument because SCOTUS already decided, in the linked case above, that it was inappropriate for the court to substitute its own interpretation of a rule on an issue like this where the legislature gave an agency an implicit power to make such a decision as long as the agency's decision is reasonable.

    That is the Chevron Deference. It means that the courts should defer to agency rulings when those rulings are reasonable even if the power to make the ruling is only implicitly granted to the agency.

    I may not be dead on the mark here, but I think I'm fairly close. If not, I'm sure some real law-talker type will be along to correct me.

  • Well-Known Anti-Gay “Conversion” Therapist Comes Out As Gay
  • That's a given, as far as I'm concerned. When someone tells me they think sexual orientation is a choice, I ask them, "When did you decide to be straight? Because if you chose to be straight, then you must have felt some attraction to the opposite sex. If not, then there was never a choice to be made."

  • thehill.com Fulton County prosecutors seek emergency protective order after proffer footage surfaces

    Fulton County prosecutors filed an emergency request for a protective order in the Georgia election subversion case on Tuesday after recorded statements made by multiple defendants as part of their…

    Fulton County prosecutors seek emergency protective order after proffer footage surfaces

    Fulton County prosecutors filed an emergency request for a protective order in the Georgia election subversion case on Tuesday after recorded statements made by multiple defendants as part of their plea deals were made public.

    On Monday, ABC News and The Washington Post published footage of the proffer sessions, which showed the four defendants who pleaded guilty being questioned by prosecutors about their involvement in various efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

    Prosecutors said the footage was turned over to the remaining defendants as part of discovery, urging the court to impose restrictions on how the defendants can disclose the materials.

    “The release of these confidential video recordings is clearly intended to intimidate witnesses in this case, subjecting them to harassment and threats prior to trial, constitutes indirect communication about the facts of this case with codefendants and witnesses, and obstructs the administration of justice, in violation of the conditions of release imposed on each defendant,” prosecutors wrote in their motion.

    To prevent further disclosure, prosecutors said they will not provide videos of any proffer sessions to defendants moving forward.

    “Instead, defendants must come to the District Attorney’s Office to view confidential video recordings of proffers. They may take notes, but they will be prohibited from creating any recordings or reproductions,” prosecutors wrote in the filing.

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    Trump breaks yet another law

    www.newsweek.com Donald Trump may have just broken the law

    Trump has come under scrutiny after a gun was auctioned off at a fundraiser held in his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, home.

    Donald Trump may have just broken the law

    Last weekend, an auction held at his Florida home saw the item, described as "a one of a kind Trump Glock from the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump," go up for bidding during a charity event. Pictures circulating on social media show the gun being presented at the auction, with news website Meidas Touch saying that bidding for the item began at $10,000.

    However, the transaction could land the former U.S. president in considerable trouble, given that federal law prohibits those under indictment from transacting firearms. Trump is embroiled in active legal proceedings, having testified at a civil trial over the New York investigation into financial fraud at the Trump Organization. The former president has denied all wrongdoing and repeatedly said that the ongoing federal and civil cases against him are part of a political witch hunt.

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